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Main Street of Svalbard Boks 316, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Longyearbyen
Basecamp Hotel is situated right at the heart of Longyearbyen, among restaurants, pubs, shops and bank. It is absolutely Longyearbyen's most amazing hotel; decorated in traditional trapper's style with driftwood, sealskins, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and current trappers' life in the Arctic. Despite its rusticity, Basecamp Hotel offers high quality accommodation with unique style! Basecamp Hotel is part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, which operates day trips and expeditions to Isfjord Radio, Trapper’s Station and Nordenskiöld Lodge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian and 1 more
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mailansteff wrote a review Feb 2020
Mainz, Germany13 contributions18 helpful votes
The Hotel is really amazing!The receptionist is very friendly and always very helpful. The beds Are a bit small but You get used to that. The breakfast is very delicious and the Lunch, too. I Would Not hesitate to Stay There again and make the amazing tours With the very nice guide.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear mailansteff, Thank you for leaving us with a note after your stay. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time in Svalbard, that you liked our style and wish to visit again in the future. We wish you welcome and perhaps we’ll see you at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel next time. Kind regards Team Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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Rebecca wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom559 contributions122 helpful votes
What an experience! We visited in Jan to embrace the polar night, had 3 nights in this hotel and one at the trappers lodge up at Bolder Valley with the huskies. The hotel was lovely, traditionally made from wood, welcoming atmosphere and lovely and warm. The reception was really nice with cosy seating and a community feel. Breakfast was a buffet style which was nice, basic but absolutely fine. They have a seating area upstairs under a clear roof which is fab to see the northern lights sat under a blanket. The hotel is on the main street so really accessible for the local coop and other shops and restaurants. We found the staff very friendly and the rooms comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear Bexandco Thank you for staying at Basecamp Hotel while in Longyearbyen. We are happy to hear that you had a good time, that you like our style and that the loft offered northern light during your stay. Welcome back sometime in the future. Next time we may recommend a summer adventure or snowmobile safari to Nordenskiold Lodge or Isfjord Radio. Best regards Team Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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graceandnature wrote a review Jan 2020
Donaghadee, United Kingdom215 contributions169 helpful votes
I visited Svalbard with my son in dec/ Jan and split my time between basecamp and another hotel. BASECAMP is right in the middle of the town centre so within safe walking distance of most cafes restaurants etc. As there was a bear about!! From we arrived we felt totally at home and comfortable enough to ask all the stupid questions tourists probably ask!! They helped book excursions for us in advance, helped with taxis to restaurants etc. I was concerned as the first night we were booked on an overnight elsewhere and would have several hours to kill before heading there but the hotel gave us our room a night early as no one had booked it. ! Incredibly cosy, like a log cabin, with ladders to beds on mezzanine and a hatch into a communal lounge space with tv and games. It’s not for everyone, and somewhat unconventional but it was perfect for us.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: I chose one of the larger family rooms which had two separate double beds.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Dear graceandnature, Thank you for staying with us in Svalbard. We are happy to hear that you like our style and enjoyed your time in Longyearbyen. Hope to see you again for more adventures in the future. Next time perhaps under the midnight sun at Isfjord Radio? Kind regards Team Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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caroline n wrote a review Dec 2019
39 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights. Absolutely marvelous hotel. The entire hotel is made of wood. We had two rooms with a deck and bunk bed style. The rooms are cozy, rustic and an experience in themselves. The people here are warm, welcoming and friendly. The place itself is magical. Breakfast was good. Dining at Kroa was also fabulous. The amenities are fantastic. They have a gorgeous reception area where you can read or play games and enjoy the feeling of being up north! A must stay if you're ever visiting Longyearbyen!!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Nelson wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is decorated like an older trapper's lodge, which is so charming. The staff is super nice and the whole trip was really smooth since we were doing all of our activities with Basecamp Explorer. It is a bit on the expensive side, but then again all of Svalbard is expensive and this hotel really added to the experience of the trip. Rooms are clean and comfortable, can't recommend enough.
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Date of stay: October 2018
US$147 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Basecamp Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Basecamp Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Spitzbergen Adventures (0.9 km), Svalbard Museum (0.7 km), and Svalbard Kirke (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Basecamp Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Basecamp Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Basecamp Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Basecamp Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Polfareren, Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar, and Stationen.
Is Basecamp Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Spitsbergen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Basecamp Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Does Basecamp Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Basecamp Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.